With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I’m working on some Irish songs with my voice teacher. What is it about Celtic music that makes it just so darn catchy?
At any rate, I decided to put together another “Green Music” playlist for y’all to enjoy.
“Tell Me Ma” has got to be one of the most foot-stomping, danceable songs there is. “Gaelic Storm”, another favorite band of mine, does a great rendition. This video above is from “Sham Rock”, an Irish band that had a big hit with this song back in 1998. The foursome only seems to have produced one album as far as I was able to tell.
“Gaelic Storm” has probably written the ultimate Irish song with “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” “Kiss me, I’m Irish/I am the wild rover/My eyes they are smiling/And I’m seldom sober …” The video showcases some of the band’s antics.
Kicking it up a notch is “Flogging Molly”, an Irish American Celtic Punk band from California. I hadn’t heard of them before and I was surprised by how much I liked their songs.
Coming back to the traditional end of the spectrum, here’s the “High Kings” rendition of “Wild Rover”.
Closing out our set is a swinging performance from another one of my favorite bands, “Great Big Sea”. They are rocking out with “Little Beggar Man” or as they call it, “Little Beggar Dude”. As a performer and an audience member, you live for shows like this where the chemistry is palpable and the energy is pumping.